Glassheart
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Glassheart NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(25 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
4%
Negative
8%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting

About the Show

Everyday Inferno presents the NYC premiere of this decidedly adult take on 'Beauty and the Beast,' full of humor, magic, and belief in the life-altering power of love.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (25)

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70 Reviews | 14 Followers
93
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Delightful

See it if You enjoy alternate fairy tale stories

Don't see it if Only enjoy shows with lots of music and songs

98 Reviews | 18 Followers
93
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Creative, Original

See it if You like creative spins on existing stories, intimate settings, actors committed to their roles

Don't see it if You aren’t able to climb 4 long flights of stairs, need fancy staging and scenery, only like traditional theatre

104 Reviews | 15 Followers
91
Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You wanna see amazing acting - particular from Ms. Garmanny, who's performance as a lamp alone is worth the price of admission.

Don't see it if I guess if you hate women? I dunno, it's delightful.

241 Reviews | 47 Followers
88
Clever, Intelligent, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, New twist on age old story

See it if you like Beauty and the Beast but want to see it with a new fresh twist. Like what are in essence 1-character shows despite others on stage

Don't see it if you want all the characters in a play well developed, not just one; tired of the premise of Beauty and the Beast. Have trouble with stairs

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
86
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You would like to a classic fairy brought to life in original ways with great acting

Don't see it if Adult fairy tales don't appeal to you

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
84
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Funny

See it if You want to see an adult take on Beauty and The Beast. You want to be entertained by some good actors. You want to laugh.

Don't see it if You are not interested in an adult take on Beauty and The Beast. You don't want to enjoy a good show.

Also I enjoyed this show. Everyone did a great job. The staging was done very well. Small intimate theater. Very nice.

175 Reviews | 24 Followers
80
Great acting, Ambitious, Clever twist, Intense deliveries, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a more mature version of the fairy tale w/ a creative twist in the plot and more depth in the characters' psyche. Great cast !

Don't see it if you want to stick to the original version w/ a big cast, big costumes & sets.This is a minimalist take but the acting & plot is to the max.

800 Reviews | 252 Followers
80
Clever, Imaginative, Intelligent, Enchanting, Magical

See it if More developed Beauty & Beast characters, set in NYC. Takes you on a mysterious magical ride with interesting twists of plot and meaning.

Don't see it if Long and a bit labored in spots. Could use more humor in the second half. Don't expect a light musical; it's a drama with a few songs.

Critic Reviews (5)

Theatre is Easy
October 20th, 2017

"'Glassheart' is a study of opposites, tracing the fine line between the ordinary and extraordinary. In tone and topic, the language is lyrical and conversational...The cast members work well as an ensemble...Overall, the strength of Hardy's writing and the imaginative production elements make 'Glassheart' an excellent choice for those looking to discover exciting new work Off Off Broadway."
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Theater Pizzazz
October 20th, 2017

“The imaginative ensemble of creatives assembles two hours of inspired and inventive theater...The story wraps up like a perfect package...Reina Hardy has created a text featuring a beautiful matrimony between contemporary dialect and snippets of heightened language. The play drips with heart and ingenuity...Hardy has a gift for telling a story through a feminist and current lens minus beating social commentary over the head."
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Front Mezz Junkies
October 22nd, 2017

"The set-up is fascinating in its playful use of the fairy tale, and while at times 'Glassheart' finds ways to be funny and clever, the actors are directed to play the moments with very stylized and overly dramatic line readings that initially keep us at arms length from the Beast’s pain. The songs are a distraction and not performed or written well enough to captivate us...Hardy attempts to try for something darker...but in the end, doesn’t make it compelling."
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M
October 25th, 2017

“‘Glassheart’ is a tale of self-discovery, of the unique nature of relationships and of the search for identity in life’s pursuits...Portions of the play reflect a refined writing style – minimal yet packed with complex themes and issues...The ensemble is quite strong...Even with its faults...’Glassheart’ is enchanting – an engaging, funny and, at times, superbly subtle production that does justice to its source material while also reinvigorating it with new meaning."
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K
October 24th, 2017

“Garmany manages to steal the show...Hardy’s witty dialogue will keep your ears busy, but I recommend you watch the faces of the characters on stage to witness some truly great acting...‘Glassheart’ is a play about weird people with problems, but in the exploration, we come to find that such weirdness lies at the heart of who we all are, and the further out we go from our perceived center, the closer we end up finding ourselves to the familiar."
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